Author: Alesya Stanford For Dailymail.Com
21:41 October 22, 2023, updated at 21:42 October 22, 2023
Taylor Swift is the reigning box office queen for the second week in a row.
Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour easily won the race to the top, earning an estimated $31 million, head and shoulders above the rest of the competition.
The concert film, which invites audiences to act as if they are actually attending a live performance, has earned a total of $129,788,501 to date.
A check of the various AMC theaters where the film is exclusively showing shows that several showings are still scheduled, with a large number of sold-out showings.
Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon debuts in second place.
The fact-based drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and popular star Lily Gladstone earned a solid $23 million in theaters during its opening weekend.
The story of greed, murder and black gold in 1920s Oklahoma has a 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and looks destined to be a fierce contender come awards season.
“The Exorcist: Believer” had audiences jumping in their seats.
The creepy tale of possession and exorcism starring Oscar and Emmy winner Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair from the first “Exorcist” film, as well as Leslie Odom Jr. and Ann Dowd, generated $5.6 million in ticket sales.
In fourth place we find PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie.
The animated adventure film based on the popular children’s program grossed nearly $4.5 million over the weekend.
The film features the voices of Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams.
It’s been 30 years since Tim Burton’s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas debuted in theaters, and to celebrate, the Oscar-nominated film was brought back to audiences on the big screen.
Jack Skellington’s attempt to bring Christmas to Halloweentown continues to delight audiences, earning $4.1 million in ticket sales and finishing in fifth place.
Viewers still have a hard time escaping Saw’s charms.
The latest film in the chilling “Life or Tale” franchise, starring “Saw” veterans Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith, finished sixth with $3.585 million.
“Creator,” starring John David Washington and Gemma Chan, remained in seventh place.
The Disney film, directed by Rogue One director Gareth Edwards and co-written by him and Chris Weitz, grossed a respectable $2.6 million.
Kenneth Branagh’s detective Hercule Poirot continues to discover ghosts in The Haunting of Venice.
The murder mystery, based on the Agatha Christie thriller starring Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan and Tina Fey, blew away with $1.1 million in ticket sales and eighth place.
Faith-based film Blind is still doing well after four weeks in theaters.
The film focuses on the backstory of Phil Robertson, who eventually became the head of the family featured on the reality show Duck Dynasty.
The Blind finished in ninth place and earned an estimated $1.01 million over the weekend.
Rounding out the top ten is The Nun II.
Starring Taissa Farmiga and Bonnie Aarons, this good sister vs. evil nun battle ended with $887,000 in winnings.
Interestingly, Barbie and Oppenheimer are no longer in the top 10, but both are still making money at the box office.
Last weekend, Barbie came in at No. 15 with $260,000 in ticket sales, bringing total domestic sales to more than $635 million and global earnings of $1.44 billion.
Oppenheimer came in 16th with a $179,000 fee, pushing the film’s domestic earnings to over $324 million, making it the fifth best-selling film of 2023.